Orient-Express Announces Board Nominees
Ruth A. Kennedy, 47, foundedKennedy Dundas in 2009, a brand and business consultancy advising clients in the luxury goods and services sectors to meet their business development objectives. In 2006-2009, she served as head of Quinlan Private UK, aDublin-based real estate and private equity group managing commercial and residential properties inEurope including luxury hotels, where Ms. Kennedy was responsible for opening offices in theUnited Kingdom and establishing the firm's private client business in Europe. Before that position, Ms. Kennedy was 16 years withDavid Linley and Co., the bespoke furniture and design business in the U.K. where she served as Managing Director responsible for business development as well as day to day operations. She began her career at S. G. Warburg & Co as an investment banker. Ms. Kennedy is a Patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and founder of the Louis Dundas Centre for Paediatric Palliative Care at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Jo Malone MBE, 48, created of one of the world's most popular luxury fragrance and beauty product brands, "Jo Malone". In 1999, she and her husband,Gary Willcox, sold Jo Malone Ltd. to Estee Lauder Companies and she remained as Creative Director until her departure in 2006. Shortly afterwards, she was honored by the British government with an MBE for services to the beauty industry. In 2010, she created and presented the BBC One television series "High Street Dreams" in theUnited Kingdom featuring the successful brand development of small retail businesses. Most recently, inNovember 2011, capitalizing on her entrepreneurial and marketing skills in luxury products, Ms. Malone and Mr. Willcox launched a new brand of fragrance products called "JO LOVES".
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About Belmond Ltd.
Belmond Ltd. is a global portfolio of luxury travel experiences including hotels, trains, cruises and safaris in some of the world"s most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 47 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world"s most celebrated destinations. From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara. Belmond also encompasses safaris, eight luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and "21", one of New York"s most storied restaurants.